The eccentric, prolific, multi-talented and forever interesting Victorian gentleman


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What is it about those Victorian Gentlemen that kept them so busy, doing so many things in their life that makes fast, modern day living look as though we’re going in slow motion like an animated Horse when looked at through the slits of a zoetrope? Steve Shepherdson investigates.
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Victorian urinal is Britain’s ugliest listed building

Victorian "Pissoir" in Devon, UK
Victorian “Pissoir” in Devon, UK

Locals have called it “the Ugliest Listed Building in the UK” and it’s one of 5 remaining public urinals from the Victorian era. Originally designed and built by George Jennings, the amusingly named “Pissoir” has now been granted a facelift after years of vandalism and neglect. Continue reading “Victorian urinal is Britain’s ugliest listed building”

Steampunk News round up 24/02/2015

Fallout 4: Weapons Are Inspired By Steampunk Designs? MotoringCrunch As much as Bethesda would like to keep Fallout 4 a secret, the Fallout fans always manage to find a way to learn more about the upcoming title. Steampunk ‘invasion’ at National Railway Museum The Press, York Recent years have seen more than 100 Steampunk enthusiasts attend the NRM, dressed in a mixture of Victorian finery and mechanical clockwork… The wicked wit of Victorian parents: The bizarre names of the 19th century Express.co.uk The wicked wit of Victorian parents: The bizarre names of the 19th century. JOHNNY Cash sang about A … Continue reading Steampunk News round up 24/02/2015

Steampunk News round up 08/02/2015

A shopper’s delight Seaway News CORNWALL, Ontario – The retro-futuristic glamour of steampunk fashion was too much to resist for Judy Kroon at the Purely Handmade Cornwall Arts… At TempleCon, life as it could be if only for a few hours The Providence Journal “I like seeing other people in their costumes,” said Kaylar Grant, of Carver, Mass., who dressed as a steampunk pirate and plans to study costume… Superfast 3D printed octopus robot developed Zee News London: Scientists have developed an octopus-like robot, which can zoom through water with ultra-fast propulsion and acceleration never before seen… What to do … Continue reading Steampunk News round up 08/02/2015